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    Department of Defense Cuban Missile Crisis Briefing Materials

    Material associated with the televised Department of Defense briefing of February 6, 1963, regarding the military build-up in and subsequent removal of weapons from Cuba in the fall of 1962. Includes photographs of aircraft, naval vessels, weapons, aerial reconnaissance images, charts, graphs, and other illustrations. Also includes an audio recordi...

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    United States Department of Defense Records

    Records 1961-1963. Microfilm copies of incoming and outgoing cables, numerical files, and correspondence of Secretary Robert S. McNamara. Hard copy consists of Current News. RG330.

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    Arleigh A. Burke Oral History Interview - JFK #1, 1/20/1967
    John F. Kennedy Oral History Collection20 January 1967

    Burke discusses his frustrations with the Kennedy administration, including Robert S. McNamara’s changes to the Department of Defense, the Bay of Pigs Invasion, general lack of respect for procedures and lessons from the past, and censoring of a speech that Burke was to give in January 1961, among other issues.

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